New girl…

I can’t say we were regulars here

Kopitiam Fantasy

– as a matter of fact, we hardly ever bothered as by 9.00 a.m., well before 10, everything would be sold out and Ah Eng would be closing up her stall for the day. Her fried kway teow was the star attraction at this place and when we tried it the first time, my missus remarked that it was nicer than any that she had in Penang! Well, Ah Eng has decided to close down her stall and word has it that she has some nagging pain in the legs and will not be able to stand too long and that is why she has to call it quits.

In the meantime, a new girl, not a very young one and very nice and friendly, has taken over the stall selling more or less the same stuff. Somehow I could not get myself to order and try but my missus did! She asked for her sambal fried mee (noodles) but got this plate of fried kway teow, flat rice noodles (RM4.00)…

Kopitiam Fantasy char kway teow 1

…instead but she did not mind it one bit so we did not make a fuss. My missus asked for it to be extra spicy and indeed, it was…and of course, she loved it a lot – as good as Ah Eng’s, she said.

I must say that I liked how she had gone through the trouble of removing the tails from the taugeh (bean sprouts)…

Kopitiam Fantasy char kway teow 2

Many here do not bother at all. Tsk! Tsk!

I went to this stall…

Kopitiam Fantasy new stall

…in the other section in that same coffee shop and had their sour (black vinegar) pork leg rice (RM7.00)…

Kopitiam Fantasy black vinegar pork leg rice 1

…which was very nice though not very black…

Kopitiam Fantasy black vinegar pork leg rice 2

…like others that I have had elsewhere but the next time around, I certainly would ask for more meat (and fat) – all I had that day were just skin and tendon…and bones.

I also ordered his sio bee (RM1.00) each…

Kopitiam Fantasy sio bee

…to try and I thought they were all right, not as nice as the ones I had here but they were o.k.

Another thing that I tried was his Taiwan sausage, spicy (RM4.50 each)…

Kopitiam Fantasy Taiwan sausage 1

I had that before in Kuching, steamed, if I am not wrong and I thought it tasted like lap cheong (Chinese sausage) and I was not in the least impressed.

Well, I was in for a pleasant surprise as the one I had here did not taste like lap cheong at all and was very nice…

Kopitiam Fantasy Taiwan sausage 2

…though it did not come cheap but there seemed to be a whole lot of meat inside. I sure would not mind having another go at it should I happen to drop by here again.

KOPITIAM FANTASY, otherwise popularly known as Tiam Tiam Lai (2.292435, 111.835066), is located among the shops in the Jalan Chew Siik Hiong area of shops behind the Rejang Medical Centre, right beside The Green House, facing Jalan Mahsuri.

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

14 thoughts on “New girl…”

  1. I tasted a nice Taiwan sausage in KL. Very good. Forgot the name of the place. It should not taste like the lap cheong.

    Glad to hear the new girl flair. Hope her business is good.

    If it’s as good as Ah Eng’s before, she should get on real fine.

    I tried the Taiwan sausage once in Kuching, small Taiwan eatery opposite Grand Con & that Bourdain’s Kuching laksa place and it was like lap cheong. That was why I never wanted it ever again. That day, I ordered for my missus to try – she had never tried and she does not like lap cheong so I told her she would not like it – turned out otherwise. She said it was good too. Dunno if it is still in business or not, that place in Kuching – was very popular then, quite a lot of people, lunchtime:
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/that-thing-you-do/

    P.S.: Oh? I browsed through my blog and it seems my missus was there at that place in Kuching. Forgotten all about it and I thought she never had Taiwan sausage before.

  2. Fried kway teow looks great & so is the spicy Taiwanese sausage. Plus point for her for taking the trouble to remove the tails from the taugeh while most choose to ignore.

    Yes, I would do it all the time myself. Some say the tails have health benefits but no, thank you, so black black.

  3. Good that your wife says the fried noodles are just as tasty as the previous one she had. May the new girl prosper in her business. I have tasted Taiwan sausages in Taipei but I have forgotten about the taste. Guess it is not memorable for me. Can see a lot of tendons on the bones in your bowl of vinegar pork.

    …and no meat. I was kind of disappointed even though it tasted all right. But at least I had the sio bee and the Taiwan sausage to go with it so it was not too bad.

    I remember what it tasted like, that one time I had it in Kuching as it was like lap cheong – not anything I would ever want to order a second time. This one’s different and very nice – I sure would not mind having it again should I drop by that place another time.

  4. Taiwanese sausages are on the sweeter side with suspiciously crisp texture

    Not salty, that’s for sure and texture is not wobbly smooth like their western counterparts, with a hint of the minced meat in it. All in all, I do feel they are worlds apart, very different so cannot compare one to the other – like Penang laksa and Sarawak laksa.

  5. The sausage looks interesting, as I have a fondness for sausages of all kinds. Even though I know some have all sorts of rubbish put in them, I still like them.

    This one has a lot of meat in it, I could feel the texture.! The ngor hiang is RM1.00 each but they did not look very enticing so I did not bother to order and try.

  6. That char kuey teow does look good. I never miss ordering this dish whenever I am back in Penang. Yums!!

    No good ones in KL? I’m sure there are. I do think Penang is over-rated but yes, the ckt at selected places is good. There are good ones like say in Sg Petani too, even better, the locals will tell you.

  7. I like tendons instead of lean meat and fats… good for the joints, I heard…. so your missus is a spicy lover… I can only dip dip.. cannot stand too spicy and hot…

    Anything that is not spicy, she’ll say it’s not nice.

    Tendons are rich in collagen, they say, will keep you looking young so you must eat more.

  8. it would have been cool if they named this place kopitiam fantasy island πŸ˜€

    …and somebody can stand in front shouting, “A plane! A plane!” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  9. The dishes look pretty nice, Arthur! πŸ™‚

    Traditional dish from the other side of the country, the state of Kelantan in the east coast of the peninsula.

  10. Those pork leg looks like the Filipino pata tim, I like those cooked with a very tender texture, melting fat and fall of the bone meat.

    I guess that is stewed pork (leg), we have that too – love it! This one is with black vinegar – some ladies eat a lot of this while during confinement but not us, not the Foochow/Fuzhou practice to eat this.

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